News Releases

Senator Judy Schwank Sponsoring Two College Financial Aid Events This Week

Harrisburg, October 17, 2016 – On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, beginning at 7 p.m., Senator Judy Schwank is sponsoring her annual College Financial Aid Awareness Seminar in the Commissioners Board Room of the Muhlenberg Township Building, 210 George Street, Reading,... » Read More

ADVISORY: Policy Discussion in Harrisburg to Focus on Teplitz’s Government Reform Package

At the request of state Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a roundtable discussion in Harrisburg this Wednesday on ways to reform government to prevent gridlock. The hearing is set for this Wednesday, October 19, at 2 p.m.... » Read More

Farnese Announces $3M in Grants for Center City Projects

PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2016 – Two Center City redevelopment projects will receive $3 million in assistance from a state program aimed at fostering cultural and economic growth, Sen. Larry Farnese announced today. The grant funding for the projects will be funded... » Read More

Haywood Issues Statement on Grant for Old York and Susquehanna Road Intersection Upgrades

Harrisburg – Oct. 14, 2016 – Intersection improvements at Old York and Susquehanna Roads in Abington Township will be funded through a $565,000 state grant, state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today. Haywood said that the grant, approved through the... » Read More

Brewster: $4.2 Million for McKeesport Commons, RIDC and New Kensington Development

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – A total of $4.2 million in state grant funding has been approved for three important economic development projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. In Allegheny County,... » Read More

Farnese Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Grant Funds for First Senatorial District

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 –  Two popular cycling and outdoor recreation trail projects will receive more than $1.7 million in grant funds needed to improve safety for residents, state Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced today. “It’s exciting when... » Read More

Statement from Senator Yudichak on RACP Grant Funding Announcement for Innovation Squared

Wilkes-Barre, October 14, 2016 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after joining Governor Tom Wolf and other state and local officials to announce a $2 million state grant for the Innovation Squared project in downtown... » Read More

$2 Million Grant Approved for Nueva Esperanza, Tartaglione Says

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – A $2 million state grant was approved for Nueva Esperanza, Inc. to renovate and build on its campus in North Philadelphia, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said today. “This grant is excellent news,” Tartaglione... » Read More

Haywood: Abington Health $1 Million Grant Approved

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – Abington Health has been approved for a $1 million state grant to make substantive changes to the physical plant at the hospital including renovation of the Widener Building, state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/ Montgomery) said... » Read More

Wozniak Comments on $2 Million Grant for Construction of Gautier Plate Mill

Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Bedford/Clearfield) issued the following statement concerning the announcement today that Gautier Specialty Metals, LLC was awarded a $2 million state grant to construct a plate mill at its facility... » Read More

Teplitz Secures $10.4 Million in State Grant Funding to the Region

Grants will benefit local projects, create jobs HARRISBURG, Oct. 14, 2016 — Six local commercial development and transportation infrastructure projects have been awarded significant state funding according to State Sen. Rob Teplitz, who strongly advocated for the... » Read More

Wiley Announces Award of $5 Million for Harbor Place Project

Erie, October 14, 2016 − Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-Erie) today announced $5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds for the Scott Enterprises Harbor Place Project on the Bayfront in the City of Erie. “Erie’s Bayfront area has been declared ‘ground... » Read More

State Senate Hearing in Monroeville Focuses on Charter School Reform

Monroeville – October 13, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the role of charter schools in public education. “I hope today’s hearing gives us a better sense of... » Read More

Tartaglione Senior Expos Scheduled for Oct. 13, Oct. 27

Harrisburg – Oct. 12, 2016 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) today reminded seniors that she is hosting two Senior Expos in Philadelphia in October. “The Senior Expos provide very valuable information,” Tartaglione said.  “There will be free... » Read More

ADVISORY: State Senate Hearing in Monroeville this Thursday to Focus on Charter Schools

  At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing on the role of charter schools in education.   Brewster is proposing sweeping reforms to the state’s charter school law.   The... » Read More

Senator Vincent J. Hughes Calls for Pennsylvania Senate to Begin Proceeding to Remove West York Mayor

Harrisburg, October 7th, 2016 – Today, State Senator Vincent J. Hughes sent a letter to Senator Joe Scarnati, President pro tempore of the Pennsylvania State Senate, calling for him to appoint a special committee to investigate the potential removal of Charles Wasko,... » Read More

Fontana Lauds Progress of Lower Hill District Infrastructure Work

Pittsburgh, October 7, 2016 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today served as master of ribbon cutting ceremonies as officials and community leaders marked the opening of the new connector streets in the city’s lower Hill District. “Reconstructing... » Read More

Yudichak Comments on New Shale Drilling Regulations

HARRISBURG, October 7, 2016 − State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon), who serves as Democratic chair of the Senate Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy, today provided the following statement in response to the state’s new regulations on gas... » Read More

FREE Health Care Enrollment Counseling: Medicare, ACA and Medicaid Offered at Sen. Kitchen’s District Office

PHILADELPHIA, October 7, 2016 – Philadelphians who need help navigating the healthcare marketplace, enrolling in a health insurance plan and wading through Medicare’s options and programs can get free, impartial and expert assistance at Sen. Shirley Kitchen’s District... » Read More

Wiley & PHEAA to Host Series of Free Financial Aid Seminars

Erie, October 7, 2016 –  As a Board member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Senator Sean D. Wiley (D-Erie) is proud to again partner in providing a series of free seminars aimed at sharing information with those pursuing higher education,... » Read More